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Embrace the New Disruptive World Order and Its Opportunities

I’m such a lucky guy! I live in a time of great change. Disruptive ideas abound everywhere.  This is a time when people who are flexible and forward-thinking get rewarded. We’re collecting more data than ever imaginable even 20 years ago and the opportunities to do something amazing with that information remain wide open. We […]

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The Emerging Mega-Global Trends To Rule Business World

When people travel, they obviously tend to focus on the differences between places. The scooter traffic in Saigon seems like a world apart from the freeway car jams in Los Angeles. The preserved architecture in Paris is the antithesis of the ultra-modern structures at the Bun in Shanghai. Food usually varies a great deal between […]

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Staying the Course to Deliver on Social Intelligence Vision

By 1997, ARIS had about 1,000 employees in the US and the UK and generated more than $100 million in revenues. ARIS was a high tech consulting and training company publically traded on the NASDAQ. Leading and managing a services company is much more difficult per revenue and headcount than a non-services company. I remember […]

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Unfinished Business is Just Ugly

A stalled, incomplete architectural structure is a true eye sore in my opinion. These unfinished buildings connote poor planning — of failure. In today’s difficult environment, we’re seeing a bit more of this. In a way, this is also how I see company building. We live in an era where most of our jobs are […]

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5 Simple Advice For Entrepreneurs

All around me, there are people who are taking the leap into entrepreneurship. I think it is an exciting time when startups are hot again. As a person who was fortunate enough to be involved in six different startups as a minority founder to sole founder, I get excited every time I hear about a […]

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Entrepreneur’s Job is Putting Together the Right Team

As an entrepreneur of a startup company, I imagine myself as a general manager of a professional baseball team. My main job is putting together the RIGHT team. Many think an entrepreneur’s first task is to come up with a killer concept. Yet, it’s been said many times that  “ideas” can be a dime a […]

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Simple Risk-Aversion Test to See if You can Make it as an Entrepreneur

Often I meet people who tell me about their dreams to start their own business. They don’t want to work for the man all their lives. They ask me what it takes to start your own business. It’s a difficult question to answer because there are so many elements to being an entrepreneur. First, you […]

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Get in the Zone, And Stay There

Have you ever been in a zone? Athletes talk about it all the time, when everything slows down, their confidence peaks, and they are in complete control. I’ve actually experienced this a few times playing basketball when I just knew that I could get a step on an opponent, shoot, and know that the ball […]

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Maneuvering Through Opportunities & Traffic in Vietnam

I hold on tightly behind my brother as he deftly maneuvers his scooter through the seemingly chaotic traffic of Ho Chi Minh City. At first, watching hordes of cars and scooters sharing the streets and avoiding each other without apparent defined rules can be both astonishing and terrifying. But from the back seat of Paul’s […]

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Live Your Passion, Integrate Your Life

For me, work and personal life mostly overlap. I don’t work 9 to 5. Sometimes, I’m golfing in the morning and working at night. Other times, I’m at happy hour with colleagues by 4 pm, then head home to answer work emails. I’m not so atypical, as many people enjoy the same flexible work environment. […]

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